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Kentucky Arts Council

Nov. 22, 2017

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Kentucky Creative Industry Summit

Kentucky Creative Industry Summit

The Illustrated Word Exhibit

The Illustrated Word Exhibit

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Chris Cathers Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and we hope that quality time with family is on your holiday menu. As you make your post-Thanksgiving shopping plans, take a breather on Friday, and then hit the streets on Saturday, Nov. 25 and buy local on Small Business Saturday!

You can start planning your shopping excursions now, using our handy Holiday Calendar as your guide, or take a look at our directory of Kentucky Crafted Retailers, businesses that support the best in Kentucky-made art and craft selling work by our many outstanding Kentucky Crafted artists.

You can see weekly announcements about the Holiday Calendar on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please like and share those with friends and family. Spread the joy of Kentucky’s creativity this holiday season.

We’d also like you to make time for us Dec. 5 for the fourth annual Kentucky Creative Industry Summit at the Morehead Conference Center in Morehead. The Summit agenda has materialized nicely, and we know you’ll be excited about the discussion topics and presenters we’ve got lined up. Registration is $15, includes a box lunch and is available online.

Also, for our friends in western Kentucky, look for us Nov. 28-29 as we conclude our monthlong informational tour of the Commonwealth in your area. On Nov. 28, arts council staff will be in Madisonville beginning at 10 a.m. CST and Paducah beginning at 5 p.m. CST, and on Nov. 29 we’ll be in Cadiz beginning at 10 a.m. CST and Bowling Green beginning at 5 p.m. CST. Come learn and ask questions about the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship, Emerging Artist Award and Performing Artists Directory. For more information, see our press release about these sessions.

Chris Cathers
Chris Cathers
Kentucky Arts Council
Interim Executive Director


6 Artists to Represent Kentucky at Ohio Art Show
Six Kentucky Crafted artists will represent the Commonwealth at the Columbus Winterfair, Dec. 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio.

Eight New Artists Join Kentucky Crafted Program
Earlier this year, printmaker Elizabeth Foley retired from a 20-year art teaching career to focus more on her craft. Her new full-time career got a recent boost when she was named among the eight artists added to the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted program.

4th Annual Kentucky Creative Industry Summit Coming Soon
The Kentucky Arts Council will host the fourth annual Creative Industry Summit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Morehead Conference Center, 111 E. First St. in Morehead.


Currently accepting applications for
Arts First Aid Grant

Dec. 15 – Application deadline
Specialists With Arts Tactics

Dec. 15 – Application deadline
Kentucky Peer Advisory Network

Jan. 16 – Application deadline
Arts Access Assistance

Jan. 16 – Application deadline
Kentucky Arts Partnership

HOLIDAYS (state offices closed)

Nov. 23-24 – Thanksgiving

Dec. 25-26 – Christmas Eve and Christmas

Dec. 29, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day


Conroy Featured on KET’s “Kentucky Life”
Artist Kathy Conroy of Pleasureville will be featured on KET’s program “Kentucky Life” which will air several times in November. Conroy is a scratchboard artist who utilizes a rarely used technique to achieve highly detailed imagery. Conroy will also be at the Kentucky Artisan Center demonstrating her scratchboard techniques on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Call for Entries for ‘Reveal’ Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center
at Berea

Kentucky artists who work in large two-dimensional formats are invited to submit entries for the exhibit program Reveal at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

‘Get Ready, Get Set: Multiples in Clay’ New Exhibit at
Kentucky Artisan Center

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea has a new exhibit featuring 29 Kentucky ceramic artists. The exhibit, “Get Ready, Get Set: Multiples in Clay” showcases the creativity expressed when creating in a series. Both functional and sculptural works are included and the exhibit introduces nine new ceramic artists to the Center.



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Arts E-News is a publication of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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